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Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

AUR32412
Average Course Fee: $11500
Average Duration: 3 Years

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces to a range of automotive vehicles, recreational vehicles and other vehicles within the automotive industry. This qualification may also cover non-automotive which may include industrial machinery and tools.

Job roles or employment outcomes

The Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology is intended to prepare new employees or recognise and develop existing workers who are painting and maintaining painted surfaces on a range of vehicles and non-vehicle applications.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • vehicle refinishing technician
  • vehicle refinishing technician, heavy vehicle and industry
  • Application

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

    91.3%

    Satisfied with the training
    84.0%

    Received job-related
    benefits from training
    Vehicle Painter ( ANZSCO code 324311)
    Expected job openings
    Expected job openings are: low Low Below average Average Above average High
    Low
    12,600 persons were employed as Vehicle Painters in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be equal to or less than 5,000.
    Average weekly full time earnings
    Average weekly full time earnings are: below average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Below average
    Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Vehicle Painters in 2014 are: $1,016. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
    Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Vehicle Painters visit Job Outlook

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories


    For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

    To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 30 units of competency consisting of:

    17 core units

    plus

    13 elective units of which:

  • up to 13 elective units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 5 elective unitsmay be chosen from a Certificate II qualification or above in this Training Package or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course, provided that the units chosen contribute to the vocational outcome of this qualification and do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.
  • Core units

    Unit code

    Unit title

    Common - Foundation Skills

    AURAFA3008

    Read and apply automotive repair instructions

    Common - Health and Safety

    AURASA2002

    Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace

    Vehicle Body – Environment - Body

    AURVEN3002

    Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive body repair industry

    Vehicle Body – Technical - Paint

    AURVTP2001

    Apply paint removal methods

    AURVTP2002

    Carry out masking procedures

    AURVTP2003

    Prepare spray painting materials and equipment

    AURVTP2004

    Apply fundamental colour matching techniques

    AURVTP2006

    Prepare vehicle components for paint repairs

    AURVTP3013

    Prepare substrate for refinishing

    AURVTP3014

    Apply multi-layer and clear over-base colour matching techniques

    AURVTP3015

    Apply solid colour matching techniques

    AURVTP3017

    Carry out paint rectification and touch-up work for clear over base using two component systems

    AURVTP3019

    Prepare and paint plastic components

    AURVTP3020

    Carry out denibbing, buffing and polishing

    AURVTP3023

    Mix and apply clear over-base refinishing materials in two-component systems

    AURVTP3024

    Mix and apply clear over-base multi-layer pearl refinishing materials

    AURVTP3025

    Mix and apply water-based refinishing materials

    Elective Units

    Unit code

    Unit title

    Common - Foundation Skills

    AURAFA2002

    Read in an automotive workplace

    AURAFA2004

    Solve routine problems in an automotive workplace

    Common – Management, Leadership and Supervision

    AURAMA2001

    Work effectively with others

    Electrical – Technical - Hybrid Vehicle and Battery Electric Vehicle

    AURETH3001

    Depower battery electric vehicles

    AURETH4011

    Deactivate and reinitialise power supply in hybrid electric vehicles

    Electrical – Technical – Electric and Electronic

    AURETR3025

    Test, charge and replace batteries

    Vehicle Body – Technical

    AURVTA2001

    Prepare vehicle, components and equipment for customer use

    Vehicle Body – Technical - Body

    AURVTN2005

    Remove and fit protector mouldings, transfers and decals

    AURVTN3017

    Repair body panels and thermoplastic components

    AURVTN3035

    Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures

    AURVTN4032

    Determine vehicle damage and recommended repair procedures

    Vehicle Body – Technical – Paint

    AURVTP2007

    Apply paint touch-up techniques

    AURVTP2009

    Apply vehicle body film wrapping

    AURVTP2026

    Carry out basic airbrush application techniques

    AURVTP3010

    Prepare spray booths and paint drying equipment

    AURVTP3011

    Apply solid acrylic enamel refinishing materials using two component systems

    AURVTP3012

    Apply air dry and polyurethane enamel refinishing materials

    AURVTP3016

    Carry out paint rectification and touch-up work for solids using two component systems

    AURVTP3018

    Carry out paint rectification for multi-layer and pearl using two component systems

    Imported Units

    TAEDEL301A

    Provide work skill instruction

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Vehicle Refinishing Technician
    Vehicle Refinishing Technician
    Vehicle Refinishing Technician - Heavy Vehicle and Industry
    Vehicle Refinishing Technician - Heavy Vehicle and Industry
    Vehicle Spray Painter
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Automotive Industry
    Automotive Service and Repair
    Transport



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    Student outcomes for Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

    94.1%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    60.4 %

    Automotive and Engineering Trades Workers

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    62.5%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    28.1%
    Machinery Operators and Drivers
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $44,400

    $47,600

    $42,900


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) 95 86.9 85.2
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    95
    93.1
    -
     
    83.1
    71.9
    10.9
     
    77.3
    46.1
    30.9
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    -
    8.1*
     
    2.4
    6.1
    11
     
    5
    9.8
    13.8
    Satisfied with the training (%) 91.3 84.7 86.1
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 84 67.3 70.9
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 90.8 85.4 90.2
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 96.1 82.4 83.6
    Recommend the training to other (%) 93.2 88.6 90.5

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
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    Median salary (Full-time) ($) 44,400 47 600 42 900
    Top Occupations (%):
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Machinery Operators and Drivers
     
    62.5
    28.1
     
    43.3
    24
     
    27.4
    26
    Top Industries (%):
    Other Services
    Manufacturing
    Construction
     
    75
    8.3*
    6.3*
     
    25.7
    16.7
    14.8
     
    21
    17.1
    8.9

    Employment
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    This
    course
    Similar
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    Employed after training (%) - 90.8 89.8
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 49 000 46 100
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 19.2 27
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 84.1 85.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 86.1 86.8

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
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    Employed after training (%) 94.1 52.2 50.3
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 42 400 40 000
    Enrolled in further study ($) 10.1* 19.4 31.7
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 85.6 86.1
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 68.7 76.9

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
    For more information, please refer to the Statistics Explained page.

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    Other Services
    75
    Other Services
    Manufacturing
    8.3*
    Manufacturing
    Construction
    6.3*
    Construction